California's trend toward warmer, drier weather has raised concerns that El Nino may be a bust and that the drought may hang around much longer.
Shweta Singh, senior economist at Lombard Street Research, says the new budget is political and caters to the rural sector of the economy.
After falling in recent years, farmland values have started stabilizing, but in California a decline in high-value crops is causing the market to cool.
The Department of Agriculture says supplies of pork bellies in cold storage jumped in January.
While prices for most Australian commodities are bumping along the floor, local avocados are fetching a king's ransom. Here's why.
With its stock up 7 percent this year and Warren Buffett boosting his stake, Deere will reporting earnings Friday. Analysts are cautious.
Weather and supply constraints are affecting the California wine industry this year, according to a new forecast.
A record rise in flood insurance policies was reported, according to FEMA. But amid a dry spell, some are asking, "What El Nino?"
Detectives see a rise in recent bee thefts, possibly due to the increased prices and pollination fees as a shortage looms.
Bee rustlers have pulled off at least half a dozen hive heists in California this year, pinching beekeepers and almond farmers.
The takeover of Syngenta by ChemChina does not amount to a Chinese nationalization of the Swiss agrichemicals giant.
Michel Demaré, chairman of Syngenta, says the takeover deal with state-owned ChemChina is good value for shareholders.
Pot is illegal on the federal level, but the IRS code states, "Marijuana businesses are required to file federal income tax returns."
Some food transportation on barges is slowing as El Nino-related rain has swelled some waterways.
Researchers developed the eco-friendly 'cultured beef' to meet rising global meat demand.
Avocados prices are soaring in Australia, as supply but the reasons for the shortage may not be entirely as it seems.
Indonesian officials routinely inflate rice harvest data, but their latest phony numbers could lead to a severe shortage, officials say.
Prices of mighty almonds are down amid El Nino-related cold and rain that could dampen pollinating activity and crop yields.
The recent El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that stand at half of historic depths, federal officials said.
Farmland REITs offer investors a way to join billionaires in the agricultural land-grab bet on a booming, and hungry, global population.